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Kintsugi Tatsumi Choko


We sent a badly smashed teacup or larger sake choko from the Tatsumi Kiln to Tanaka san in Kyoto. It took a whole lot of lacquer, gold and patience, but the result is spectacular, the tracery of gold around all the smaller pieces and cracks is magnificent.

The rough clay and wood-fired glaze from Tatsumi contrasts beautifully with the smooth and lustrous web of gold mends. Made traditionally with lacquer glue rather than epoxy, this is food-safe it you are tempted to sip some shochu on the rocks from the cup!
Meet the Maker:

Kyoto Kinsetsu Kintsugi

We first met Tanaka san when we sent one of our own tea bowls to him for mending, and he did such a great job that we saved up all our broken items for him to mend!

A Kyoto native, he has a great network of friends and has introduced us to several interesting antique dealers in Kyoto, as well as the Crazy Ken Band.